How To Prepare Your AC for Spring
The chirping birds, blooming flowers, and warmer temperatures signal the arrival of spring. Along with spring cleaning and prepping your outdoor spaces, it’s crucial to ensure your air conditioner is prepared for the hot months ahead. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore how to prepare your AC for spring to have a cool and comfortable home.
Inspect & Clean Your Outdoor Unit
Begin by inspecting the outdoor unit for any damage or debris. During fall and winter, debris like leaves, twigs, and dirt may have accumulated around the unit, potentially blocking airflow. Clear away the debris and ensure that there’s enough space around the unit for proper airflow. If there’s any visible damage on the outdoor unit, schedule a repair with a professional from Bud’s Heating & Cooling to prevent further issues.
Replace Your Air Filters
Regularly cleaning or replacing your air filters is essential for the proper functioning of your AC system. Dirty air filters reduce airflow and limit the efficiency of your system, increasing energy consumption, and diminishing your indoor air quality. Start your spring AC prep by cleaning or replacing your air filters. Keep in mind, you’ll need to re-check the filters every month or as directed during the cooling season to ensure optimal functioning.
Clean Air Ducts & Vents
Your air ducts and vents play a vital role in circulating cool air in your home. Over time, dust, debris, and even mold can accumulate in ducts and vents, putting stress on your system and affecting your indoor air quality. You can clean accessible parts of vents and ducts by using a vacuum cleaner. However, a professional air duct cleaning service may be necessary to avoid damage to your ducts and ensure thorough cleaning.
Adjust Your Thermostat
It’s time to adjust your thermostat settings for a cooler and more energy-efficient home. Replace the batteries in your thermostat if necessary and ensure that it’s maintaining the correct temperature. Consider upgrading to a programmable or smart thermostat to maximize energy savings and maintain precise temperature control. Whether you’re at home or away, a programmable thermostat can be set according to your schedule and preferences.
Schedule an AC Tune-Up
It’s essential to have a professional checkup for your AC system, and there’s no better time than spring to schedule a tune-up. Regular tune-ups by professional technicians like those at Bud’s Heating & Cooling help prevent breakdowns, prolong the life of your system, and reduce your energy bills. An AC tune-up includes checking refrigerant levels, cleaning the coils, inspecting the electrical components and condensate line, lubricating moving parts, and addressing any issues that may arise during the cooling season.
Enlist the Professionals
By following these five essential steps, you’ll prepare your air conditioner to deliver the cooling efficiency and comfort you need all spring and summer long. And don’t forget to stay ahead of AC maintenance by enrolling in Bud’s Heating & Cooling’s Maintenance Plan. This plan includes regular checkups, discounts on repairs, and priority service, ensuring your AC remains in top working condition for years to come. Get ready to enjoy the warmer months in optimum comfort with peace of mind knowing you’ve taken the right steps to prepare your AC for spring.